When we challenge someone’s core beliefs — their religion, their politics (which are often one and the same) — we threaten their worldview.
Our comments cut the line to their anchor.
And, somehow, we expect them to thank us for this.
No one wants to drift into the storm, which is why we grip our ropes so tightly and stay to the shore.
What might happen if we let go, if we allow our lines to be cut?
What parts of the sea might we discover?